New Halo game released…on Atari 2600

The name Ed Fries might ring a bell with you – he was the vice president of publishing at Microsoft during much of the original Xbox’s lifecycle. He has worked at several companies since then but has recently finished his arguably greatest achievement – bringing Halo to the humble Atari 2600.

Inspired by speaking at a small video game conference and also by reading the book Racing the Beam, he set about creating the game from scratch turning for the chaps at AtariAge for help whenever he got stuck. You can read the full story of how the game come about here.

And you can also play Halo 2600 in your browser.

Hint: The gun is located on the first screen above you.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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